FireEye, the leading provider of software protection against web and email next-generation security threats, announced that it will establish its EMEA technical support centre in Cork, with the expectation of creating approximately 150 new jobs. The investment is supported by the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation through IDA Ireland.
The new EMEA technical support centre will be a strategic centre for FireEye and will have a central role in supporting international growth. The new positions to be created will be for level one, two and three support engineers with recruitment to commence immediately.
Making the announcement, Minister Bruton said: “ICT is a key sector targeted in the Government’s plan for jobs and growth, and since we took office we have seen growth of over 10,000 jobs in this sector. We are determined to continue improving our supports for this sector, and through the Action Plan for Jobs 2013 we will implement a number of key changes aimed at becoming the top country in Europe for ICT skills. Today’s announcement that FireEye, a leading company in security software, is establishing a strategically important operation in Cork with the creation of 150 jobs is a great boost for the city and a further indication of what is possible in this sector for Ireland. Through continued implementation of our plan I am determined to ensure that we can build on the strong growth we have achieved, and create the jobs we need”.
Tony Kolish, senior vice president of customer support at FireEye said: “FireEye is very happy to be locating its EMEA customer support organization in Cork. Putting FireEye’s EMEA technical support centre in Ireland was an obvious choice due to the country’s successful track record in technology, an existing cluster of high-tech companies, and the availability of competent, multilingual talent.”
Barry O’Leary, CEO of IDA Ireland said: ‘’Ireland is becoming a leading location for companies dedicated to fighting cybercrime and other “next generation” threats. Fireye’s new technical support centre in Cork will complement the existing base of ICT and security software companies in Ireland. The software developed by FireEye helps companies defend sudden attacks on their IT systems. The software is also involved in planning for “Advanced Persistent Threats” which involves the detection of on-going hacking.”